Welcome to the Lipsley Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Lipsley surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Lipsley genealogy.
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I. The Lipsley Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lipsley family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lipsley brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lipsley Ancestors
II. Lipsley Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lipsley ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Lipsley ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lipsley
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lipsley records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lipsley family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Lipsley Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Lipsley surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Lipsley DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Lipsley relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Lipsley research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Lipsley Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Lipsley ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Lipsley family history.
VI. Networking with Lipsley Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lipsley queries.
You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Lipsley ancestors.
VII. Lipsley Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Lipsley Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lipsley, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Lipsley Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Lipsley family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lipsley reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Lipsley genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 18/Apr/2014.
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